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Greater Burdock is a well-known and widespread plant that has been used as food and medicine for centuries. It is also called “the poor man's potato” and has green leaves and large purple thistle flowers, which have a tendency to stick to everything. This is the plant's way of spreading its seeds when in contact with an animal's feathers or skin.
In Japan, Greater Burdock is cultivated because of its roots that are commonly used in Japanese cuisine. The root has a sweet taste and many nutritional properties, it is rich in vitamins, minerals including iron and antioxidants. Greater Burdock root also contains inulin, a natural dietary fiber that acts as a prebiotic and aids digestion.
It is also the root of the plant that is most commonly used as a natural herbal remedy and can be purchased as a whole root, or in powder, tincture or capsules.
Greater Burdock root's main medicinal use is as a blood purifier. In herbal medicine, it is considered one of the best blood purifiers known, and also for its known medicinal properties of helping the body to detoxify, helping to bring impurities out of the body without side effects.
It is a plant that has a positive effect on the liver and gallbladder, and in folk medicine this plant has been used to treat digestive disorders, sore throats, flu and skin problems such as psoriasis, eczema and acne. In addition, it can help relieve joint pain, and have a diuretic effect that can help rid the body of excess water.
Take 2 to 6 grams per day. Use as tea or dissolved in; water, juices, smoothies, soups or yogurt.
It should be taken daily for a period of at least 3 months to help normalize the system.
Start with a smaller starting dose and then increase after 2 weeks of use.
Recommended maximum daily dosage:
2g to 6g (1 to 3 teaspoons).
Example for a recipe with Greater Burdock root powder: Greater Burdock root tea.
Add 2 teaspoons of powdered Greater Burdock root to a teapot.
Add a dessert spoon of goji berries (optional for taste).
Boil 750ml of water and pour it into the teapot, and let it steep for approximately 15 minutes, or if applicable, overnight.
It can be drunk hot or cold 3 times a day.
To preserve the freshness of this product:
Avoid exposure to heat.
Avoid direct exposure to sunlight.
Remove all existing air before closing the package.
Close the bag securely after use.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Much of the information and descriptions of products and their properties contained on this website have been collected from various databases and reports of traditional medicine and have not been submitted, evaluated or controlled by the medical or food authorities / EFSA (European Food Safety Authority). According to the law in force, natural products and food are not yet covered in the cure, diagnosis and prevention of diseases. If you are being medicated it is advisable to consult your doctor or therapist for more information about possible interactions with your medications.